As you may recall from a couple weeks ago, researchers surveyed about 2,500 adult males and discovered 46 differences between those never in Scouts, those in Scouts for a while, and Eagle Scouts. Tonight I’ll cover those differences related to connections and relationships with other people.
Just by being in Scouts, you are 30% more likely to be close with your brothers and sisters. So, either families of Scouts are just awesome or Family Life MB actually teaches you guys something, or both.
While just being in Scouts doesn’t seem to matter, if you make Eagle Scout, then you will be twice as likely to be close with your neighbors, 60% more likely to connect well with your friends and co-workers, and 70% more likely to develop close relationships in your religious community.
Just be being in Scouts, you are 20% more likely to be a member of a group. If you make Eagle Scout, then that goes up to 90% more likely to stay involved in some group, much like you are in Scouting today.
Lastly, just by being in Scouts, you are 10% more likely to find a spiritual presence in nature. If you make Eagle Scout, then you become 60% more likely to see the relationship between God and nature.
In summary, Scouting obviously teaches you one of life’s most important lessons: how to connect with God and other people to build strong relationships that truly make your life worth living.